Final Day to Place Tree Debris Roadside is Nov 10

Final Day to Place Tree Debris Roadside in Charlottetown is November 10
Posted on 11/08/2022
As the City transitions to winter operations, the final day for Charlottetown residents to place branch and tree debris on the side of the road will be Thursday, November 10, 2022.

City crews have made significant progress on roadside tree branch and debris pick-up efforts and will continue to address as many properties as possible over the coming days. After this final period of roadside debris pick-up in the City, these efforts will be paused until spring 2023.

The pause on this work is to ensure sidewalks, curbs, and areas near the public right-of-way are clear for the upcoming winter. Tree debris left on sidewalks or next to the roadway during winter conditions can pose a potential risk to public safety and City crews and cause damage to snow and ice removal equipment.

Due to the volume of fallen trees and debris, some properties or smaller piles of debris may not be addressed. If you cannot place debris next to the roadway by the deadline of Thursday, November 10, 2022, or if City crews have not addressed your property in the coming weeks, please place any debris in a safe area on your property that is at least 10 feet or three (3) metres from the road, sidewalk, or public right-of-way. City crews will resume the debris pick-up program in the spring.

Residents are reminded to cut tree branches into pieces four (4) feet in length or shorter and place them next to the roadway. To assist with the clean-up efforts, pieces that are wider than 10 inches in diameter should be cut down into sections that are two (2) feet in length or shorter. Residents are further reminded not to pile garbage or other debris with tree branches and stumps. This will impact clean-up efforts and may cause safety risks to work crews and equipment as these items are not part of the tree debris pick-up.

In addition to the City’s roadside debris pick-up, residents have additional options for branch and tree debris disposal, as outlined below.

Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) will begin collecting yard debris Monday, November 7, for the annual fall clean-up. For the full IWMC guidelines for placing yard debris curbside, visit

The Province of Prince Edward Island has also provided a list of 18 debris disposal sites across the province and created an online map. Debris pits to dispose of fallen trees and branches are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will remain open until the first snowfall.